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September 22, 2022

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Torre Scola, Italy

Torre Scola, or Scola Tower:

The Scola Tower (Torre Scola on Italian), originally known as the tower of St. John the Baptist (Torre di San Giovanni Battista), is a military structure situated in the western part of the Gulf of La Spezia (or Gulf of Poets) in the coastal region of Liguria in north-western Italy. The tower, or what was left of it, is more than 42 feet tall and it looks like as it is rising from the sea. It was constructed by the citizens of Genoa (actually by the Senate of the Republic of Genoa) in 1606 on a rock in front of the northeastern side of the island of Palmaria in the town of Porto Venere, now in the Province of La Spezia.


A history of stupid inventions. Actually some of these are pretty cool.

Solving the problem of tight parking in Paris, 1927.

Hindenburg flying over New York City, one hour before the conflagration in Lakehurst, NJ.

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Back when the world was young, and Joe Biden was only 68.

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In the Old Days, we didn't have "video games," Fatty. We just went outside and experienced a game called "Real Life," Punk.

Soldiers returning home, 1945

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